Irmak Atak

Clinical Health Psychologist for 13 years with a history of working in the hospital, health care, and social work areas. With main experience and interests in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Sexology, and Clinical Research. MA focused in Health Focused Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Social Work (all-but-thesis).

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I have graduated from Bogazici University Psychology Bachelor’s Program in 2009. I have graduated from a Clinicial Health Psychology MA Program, and I am currently studying on my thesis for a Social Work Phd Program.

I have worked with hemodialysis patients, people with down syndrome, obesity, people with learning disabilities, infants and parents, teenagers with risk behaviors and/or abuse histories. I have given lectures for psychology undergraduate students about “Human Sexuality” and “Health Psychology”.

I have organised psycho-education programs for health professionals working for Ministry of Family and Social Services in Turkey. I have given a seminar called “Sexual Rights in Turkey” and organised a one-day workshop called “Couples Therapy”  for professionals in Helsinki, Finland. Also I am the  Turkish translator for Sexual Rights Declaration for the official web-site of World Association for Sexual Health. Some of the training programs and courses I have taken are Gottman Couples Therapy, CBT (Dr. C. A. Padesky), The Berlin Dissexuality Therapy Program (Charité University), Chronical Diseases, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Diagnostic Skills (Dr. Başak Demiriz).
My main interests are couples therapy, sexual health, mindfulness, stress management, dealing with chronical diseases, and anger management.